Born and bred in Massachusetts, Charlie Wilkins has been skating with reckless abandon for more than twenty years, all the while, placing a constant emphasis on giving back to the skate community by designing and building skateparks, judging contests, running skate camps and perpetually striving to be a positive role model for young skaters to emulate. Since getting sponsored in 1993 and turning pro in 1996, Charlie has endorsed a variety of companies throughout his career including Powell, Transit, Maple, 5boro, Sheep, Etnies, Este, Pig, Accel, and Mercury to name a few.
A life-long East coast resident, Wilkins decided early on that he would remain true to his roots and refrain from making the West coast skateboarding exodus. He knew his decision to stay in the Boston area would take a toll on his skateboarding career, but none-the-less, he was not willing to compromise his ideals and priorities in pursuit of skateboarding fame and fortune. Instead, he blazed his own path; shaping a solid career and a fulfilling lifestyle along the way that he is extremely proud of and thankful for.
About nine years ago, Wilkins started judging local contests like the annual Fall Brawl. World Cup Skateboarding has since given him the opportunity to both judge and participate in their events. His judging credentials include the X-Games, Dew Tour, Gravity Games, and Vans Triple Crown contests to name a few.
In recent days, Wilkins finds himself extremely busy. When he’s not doing demos, filming/shooting, or judging for WCS, he is designing and building skateparks and contest courses. This summer, Wilkins is hosting “Charlie Wilkins Ramp Camp” at Rye Airfield in New Hampshire as well as counseling camps at Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania.
Charlie would like to thank the following for their continued support – Stereo skateboards, Krux trucks, Bones wheels, Hurley clothing, Skate Lair shop, and DVS Shoes.